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Healthy Cooking Side Dishes

Find Healthy Cooking Magazine side dishes for a healthy and light addition to your meal. Get side dish recipes from our Healthy Cooking Magazine.

Brown and Wild Rice Medley

Brown and Wild Rice Medley

Brown and Wild Rice Medley

“I got the idea for this dish at a Mongolian restaurant here in Bogota. It's a versatile recipe as you can add any vegetable or amount of vegetables you want.” Sharon Fleming - Bogota, Colombia

Garlicky Green Beans with Mushrooms

Garlicky Green Beans with Mushrooms

Garlicky Green Beans with Mushrooms

"We love green beans at our house and enjoy them at least once a week. I'm always experimenting with new ways to fix them," pens Sue Haviland of Lake Mills, Wisconsin. "Garlic cloves and mushrooms lend them delicious flavor in this quick-and-easy dish. I like to steam the beans so they keep most of their nutrients."

Savory Herb Rice

Savory Herb Rice

Savory Herb Rice

"I got this recipe from the mother of one of my college roommates many years ago and filed it away," writes Suzy Mercker of Lawrenceville, Georgia. "I found it one night by accident and made it for dinner. Now it's a staple that I often serve with chicken, beef, pork...or even fish."
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Quick Marinara

Quick Marinara

Quick Marinara

"My husband and I love garlic, so we enjoy this pasta dish often," says Donna Yarham of Springfield, Missouri. Crushed red pepper flakes give this meatless fast-to-fix sauce a little kick, but you can adjust the "heat level" to your liking.

Tarragon Broccoli

Tarragon Broccoli

Tarragon Broccoli

"I always served vegetables with rich sauces," explains Kathy Armstrong of Post Falls, Idaho. "So when I started cooking healthy, I was glad to find this creamy treatment for broccoli." Prepared in the microwave, the low-carb side dish is ideal alongside most any main course.

Stuffed Potato Skins

Stuffed Potato Skins

Stuffed Potato Skins

"Fabulous as party appetizers, snacks or light meals, these potatoes are a fun way to eat your vegetables," writes Hollie Powell from St. Louis, Missouri.

Veggie Corn Cakes

Veggie Corn Cakes

Veggie Corn Cakes

In Fountaintown, Indiana, Cindy Neville whips up these pretty brown pancakes chock-full of corn and vegetables and a zippy hint of hot pepper sauce for extra spice at mealtime.

Cajun Buttered Corn

Cajun Buttered Corn

Cajun Buttered Corn

In Duluth, Georgia, Anne-Lise Botting whips up a seasoned butter to spice up corn-on-the-cob. "Flavored with garlic and chili powders, the butter is the perfect complement to fresh corn," she says.

Italian Roasted Potatoes

Italian Roasted Potatoes

Italian Roasted Potatoes

"The herbs in this recipe make ordinary potatoes extraordinary!" Stacey Diehl writes from her Lecanto, Florida home. "They go great with burgers or meat loaf."

Italian Broccoli Cheese Bake

Italian Broccoli Cheese Bake

Italian Broccoli Cheese Bake

From Roanoke, Virginia, Rachel Greenawalt Keller sends this lasagna-like casserole. "It makes a great side dish, but I like to serve it as a meatless entree with a green salad and bread," she suggests.

Ham-Stuffed Tomatoes

Ham-Stuffed Tomatoes

Ham-Stuffed Tomatoes

"With its light cream sauce and hearty filling, this recipe is great for picky eaters," says Delia Kennedy of Deer Park, Washington. "Even my husband likes it and he usually won't eat baked tomatoes."
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